On This Day

May 1889 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 9 15th Kentucky Derby: Thomas Kiley aboard Spokane wins in 2:34.50
  • May 10 17th Preakness: W Anderson aboard Buddhist wins in 2:17.5

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 John Evans, English Test cricket batsman and author (The Escaping Club), born in Newtown, Hampshire (d. 1960)
  • May 5 Herbie Taylor, South African cricketer (prolific South African pre- & post-WWI), born in Durban, Colony of Natal (d. 1973)